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Captain Cook Memorial Museum added 27 new photos from February to the album: ERUPTION! Volcano making workshop — at captain cook memorial museum.
February

Our workshop season got off to an exciting start today with a craft and science workshop, where visiting children built their own Krakatoa then created an eruption! Well done to all those who participated it was great fun!

VIP visitors yesterday morning when Sir Lockwood Smith, the New Zealand High Commissioner and his wife, Lady Smith, were shown around the Museum by Charles Forgan, member of the Management Committee.

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The museum re-opens on Saturday 18th February 2017
opening times are as follows:
February 18th - March 31st 11am - 3pm daily
April 1st - November 5th 9.45am - 5.00pm daily

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Installation of our 2017 exhibition 'Kamchatka to Krakatoa' is complete! Here is a sneak peek at some of the wonderful exhibits on display this year.

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FEB21
Tue 11:00 AM UTCcaptain cook memorial museum

Join us from February 18th for an explosive start to our new season!
2017 exhibition: 'From Kamchatka to Krakatoa' - coming soon!

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We would like to welcome Lord Anson to the Museum (on loan from the National Portrait Gallery). Join us from February 18th to view this wonderful portrait and to find out more about Anson's incredible adventures!

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Scurvy returns!
Several recent cases of scurvy have been reported in Sydney, Australia, due to poor diet. If only James Cook was around to advise!

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TAKEOVER DAY!!!
Call in to the Captain Cook Memorial Museum on Friday 18th November when Caedmon College Whitby pupils will be taking over the museum for a day!

Come down between 12.00 and 3.00 pm for a free visit and a guided tour

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CONGRATULATIONS!
To Clara, aged 9, from Germany who won our October half term 'How Many Eyes?' competition. There were 983 eyes in framed pictures in the museum and Clara counted 982 which is fantastic! Well done Clara

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Captain Cook Memorial Museum added 32 new photos from October 27, 2016 to the album: 'Eye Remember You' Workshop — at Captain Cook Memorial Museum.
October 27, 2016

Well done to all who came along last week to the painting workshop to make some unusual eye jewellery. We all made spooky, surreal-looking eyes inspired by C18th 'eye miniature' jewellery. Thanks to Rachael Boddington of Glittermoth Factory for hosting this event.

Dr. Kaeppler ,THE world expert on objects brought back on the Cook voyages, gave a fascinating talk on 23rd October at the Museum. The talk was on ‘Tabu and Mana: their interpretation by Cook and his artists’. She explained that Mana, or the spiritual strength of a high-ranking individual, was protected by tabu, or numerous taboos and prohibitions. To start with, Cook and his companions did not understand the taboo system. In later voyages however they were much more aware that some things could not be touched, or occasions when they were not allowed to be present.

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EARLIER TALK!
Due to great popularity, Adrienne Kaeppler will now be giving another talk at 11am as well as the originally planned 12pm.
If you would like to hear this talk, please contact the museum today (saturday) or come along tomorrow for 11am.

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This event is now booked out.

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OCT27
Thu 11:00 AM UTC+01Captain Cook Memorial MuseumWhitby, United Kingdom
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Tabu and Mana
Reserve a place if you are interested in coming to this fascinating talk on Sunday 23rd October

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The Captain Cook Memorial Museum is in the 17th century house on Whitby's harbour where the young James Cook lodged as a...pprentice in 1746. It was here Captain Cook trained as a seaman, leading to his epic voyages of discovery. See more
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